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Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift hook up; Christina Aguilera's bum rap

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DEAD WITH A BULLET: Per the AP, “Amy Winehouse is still hitting music milestones after her untimely death last month. Britain's Official Charts Company says Winehouse's Grammy-award winning "Back to Black" has become the best-selling album in the U.K. in the 21st century. Winehouse's second album had jumped to the No. 1 spot on the charts shortly after the soul singer was found dead in her London town house on July 23.” http://apne.ws/oxV55x

YAY, OR SOMETHING: Per People, “It was the most lavish celebrity wedding of the year, but Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are happy to report that all their expectations were met – and more! "It was like we were in heaven," Kardashian tells this week's PEOPLE in a cover story with an exclusive wedding photo album.” http://bit.ly/qsPvlL

THAT WOULD BE NAPLES: Per E!, “Just a day after Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were spotted en route to the City of Love, they were caught yet again—not in Paris, but rather deboarding a plane at the second of their whirlwind European honeymoon destinations yesterday afternoon.” http://eonli.ne/pbJva1

HE’S A RELATIVE LOCAL: Per the L.A. Times, “For a composer associated with the minimalist movement, Philip Glass always has a lot to say. In comparison to the repeating and sometimes laconic quality of his music, he’s full of words and ideas and speaks in long, often coiling sentences. Glass is interested in film –- he’s composed Academy Award-nominated scores for “Kundun,” “The Hours” and “Notes on a Scandal” –- and in Franz Schubert, India, vegetarianism and spiritual matters. (The Baltimore native has called himself a "Jewish-Taoist-Hindu-Toltec-Buddhist.") http://lat.ms/pbArhW

MOMMY DEAREST?: Per TMZ, “Christina Aguilera is firing back at rumors she's somehow responsible for a giant bruise on her son's face -- telling friends little Max simply had himself a little fall at the park ... chasing squirrels. The photo was taken yesterday afternoon at LAX -- with rumors circulating that Christina's "erratic behavior and alleged booze-filled outings" somehow contributed to Max's accident. But sources tells us, that's total nonsense.” http://bit.ly/r8ATEr

A SWIFT BIEBER: Per Perezhilton, It’s no mystery music video, but hey, it’ll do. http://bit.ly/pYdwXu

STILL IN GOOD STANDING: Per Access Hollywood, “Rumors ran rampant that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith had split, but the couple denies the reports of their breakup and say it is completely false. Also, Jada and “HawthoRNe” co-star Marc Anthony deny rumors of an affair.” http://bit.ly/pY0nj6

WHAT A TRIP! Per TBD’s John Hendel, “The star of Magic Trip is big and immediate, overwhelming and occasionally mobile, as much ugly kitsch as it is unforgettable. And the documentary's star has a name — "Further." The film features what is perhaps the most famous bus in history, the only one I'm aware of that has its own name and immortalized in countless ways, not the least of which is Tom Wolfe's non-fiction chronicle The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” http://tbd.ly/nEvbiM

CREATIVE DIFFERENCES?: Per indieWIRE, “HBO is prepared to greenlight a fourth documentary in the “Paradise Lost” saga. Peter Jackson says he’s still funding investigation into the real culprits behind the murders. However, “Paradise Lost” director Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky say they aren’t ready to commit to shooting another doc about the West Memphis Three.” http://bit.ly/pkwlwF

WHAT WOULD JERRY SAY?: Per Rolling Stone, “Last year, Bob Weir told Rolling Stone why Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann weren't part of the new Dead offshoot band Furthur. "Phil [Lesh] and I were boldly pursuing new musical directions onstage, and some of the guys weren't picking up on it," Weir said. "Phil and I are way more current." Hart and Kreutzmann declined to comment at the time, but when Hart stopped by Rolling Stone last week to discuss his new band, we reminded him what Weir had said. "I don't really have any comment on that," said Hart – who proceeded to spend the next three minutes commenting on it." http://bit.ly/pIcwco

POLITICO BLINK: “President Barack Obama has taken a decidedly low-key approach to racial issues since he became America’s first black president two years ago. But in a hallway outside the Oval Office, he has placed a head-turning painting depicting one of the ugliest racial episodes in U.S. history. Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With,” installed in the White House last month, shows U.S. marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old African-American girl, into a New Orleans elementary school in 1960 as court-ordered integration met with an angry and defiant response from the white community.” http://politi.co/pdrLxc

MIXED NEWS FOR RYAN’S SON: Per Radar, “Redmond O'Neal formally pled no contest this morning to felony possession of heroin and firearms charges, and will be released from jail Wednesday and will enter a one year inpatient rehab treatment program, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. O'Neal had been in jail since his arrest two weeks ago, because of a prior conviction of heroin possession.” http://bit.ly/o4L55v

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/cjvzX2

--Skip Wood

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